In speaking with recently, Bruins forward Nathan Horton, acquired from the Panthers in an offseason trade, reflected on the negativity that surrounded him while he was in Florida. The third overall pick of the 2003 NHL draft, Horton developed a reputation as being an unmotivated player, and he couldn't shake it in his six seasons there.


In sports, there are perfect matches, and there are just bad fits. Call them what they are. 

Nathan Horton and the Florida Panthers were just a bad fit. 

Bruins coach Claude Julien said following the team's 4-0 victory over the Panthers on Thursday night that Marc Savard, who has missed the beginning of the season with post-concussion syndrome, will join his teammates in practice soon. Savard has been limited to skating with other injured players.


On a night that was seemingly all about Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic stole the show with his second career hat trick in a 4-0 Bruins victory over the Panthers at TD Garden. 


NEW YORK -- The Bruins grinded out a tough win over the Rangers on Wednesday, edging them in yet another one-goal game, 3-2.

Tim Thomas made 34 saves on the night, really turning it on late as the Bruins were forced to kill off a 5-on-3 in a one-goal game late in the third period. 

NEW YORK — Tim Thomas picked up his 10th win in 12 starts this season as the Bruins defeated the Rangers, 3-2, at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. 


Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin and Mark Recchi each were able to beat Henrik Lundqvist, who had picked up a win on Oct. 23 against the B's in Boston. Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik scored for the Rangers, with Gaborik picking up his fifth point in his last three games. 


NEW YORK – Claude Julien and his coaching staff took the day to think about it, and ultimately decided to hold off on rushing Johnny Boychuk (forearm) back to the lineup on Wednesday night in York.


Earlier in the day, Julien described Boychuk as being a game-time decision after the 26-year-old blueliner participated in the morning skate at Madison Square Garden, going through all the motions without any pain.


NESN and NBC Sports hockey analyst Mike Milbury made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.


The main topic of conversation was the controversy involving NHL discipline boss Colin Campbell, whose inflammatory e-mail about Marc Savard caused a firestorm this week.


The Bruins ended their losing streak at home (0-2-1 over their last three at the Garden) on Monday night, defeating the Devils, 3-0, thanks to a 28-save shutout by

Claude Julien said Monday night that Johnny Boychuk and David Krejci will accompany the Bruins as they travel to New York to face the Rangers on Wednesday night. Krejci, working his way back from a concussion suffered Nov. 6, continues to skate with the team while Boychuk, who suffered a fractured forearm on Oct. 23 against the Rangers, could return to game action.


"Boychuk is day-to-day now," Julien said. "Depending on how his wrist is or is arm is, there's always a possibility we could see him in Wednesday's game."